Firefox 4 Beta 1 Ubuntu

By | 2010/07/08
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Firefox 4 beta 1 is out! I took it for a spin in Ubuntu.

Right away, it’s fast. Snappy fast. It is a great relief that Firefox is back and fast. The 3 and especially 3.5 series was becoming noticeably slower than the other popular browsers such as Safari, Chrome, and Opera.

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I ran it through a few of the usual benchmarks:

SunSpider


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RESULTS (means and 95% confidence intervals)
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Total: 587.4ms +/- 1.0%
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3d: 87.8ms +/- 3.9%
cube: 32.2ms +/- 10.7%
morph: 19.8ms +/- 5.3%
raytrace: 35.8ms +/- 1.6%

access: 78.4ms +/- 1.8%
binary-trees: 15.0ms +/- 5.9%
fannkuch: 36.0ms +/- 2.4%
nbody: 16.4ms +/- 4.2%
nsieve: 11.0ms +/- 11.3%

bitops: 31.6ms +/- 6.0%
3bit-bits-in-byte: 1.0ms +/- 0.0%
bits-in-byte: 10.6ms +/- 15.7%
bitwise-and: 2.6ms +/- 26.2%
nsieve-bits: 17.4ms +/- 3.9%

controlflow: 8.4ms +/- 19.9%
recursive: 8.4ms +/- 19.9%

crypto: 33.8ms +/- 3.1%
aes: 20.4ms +/- 3.3%
md5: 8.6ms +/- 7.9%
sha1: 4.8ms +/- 11.6%

date: 79.4ms +/- 1.8%
format-tofte: 51.2ms +/- 2.0%
format-xparb: 28.2ms +/- 2.0%

math: 29.8ms +/- 5.4%
cordic: 8.4ms +/- 13.2%
partial-sums: 16.6ms +/- 4.1%
spectral-norm: 4.8ms +/- 21.7%

regexp: 45.6ms +/- 3.1%
dna: 45.6ms +/- 3.1%

string: 192.6ms +/- 3.4%
base64: 7.2ms +/- 7.7%
fasta: 25.8ms +/- 2.2%
tagcloud: 68.8ms +/- 5.2%
unpack-code: 70.6ms +/- 4.6%
validate-input: 20.2ms +/- 5.1%

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html5test.com

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No MP3, AAC, or h.264 as usual:
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Acid 3 Test

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Google’s V8 benchmark


Score: 1085
Richards: 2714
DeltaBlue: 1769
Crypto: 1867
RayTrace: 791
EarleyBoyer: 552
RegExp: 264
Splay: 1715

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Go check it out!

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